Sunday, May 30, 2010

Review: Adam's Mountain Cafe

We had a great time in Colorado last weekend, and made it to Manitou Springs to try out Adam's Mountain Cafe.
We loved the feel of the restaurant - earthy, eclectic and chic.
My sister Annie forewarned about the variety of dishes to choose from and the overall deliciousness of the menu, however my mind was blown! There were so many options for vegetarians, many vegan selections as well. For those who prefer meat dishes, the menu has chicken and fish options as well. The menu has an emphasis on organic, locally raised food - sounds great, right?
AMC is self-labeled as a Slow Food restaurant, but our party of five didn't notice a longer than usual waiting time for our meals. I loved the presentation of the table, with cute mismatched cutlery and a honey pot.
To drink, I had the Seattle Orange Spice House Tea. It tasted phenomenal! I love cloves, and the aroma paired nicely with the orange.
I ordered the Runner's Special which included whole grain pancakes, sherry cream potatoes and fruit.
This selection was fantastic. The pancakes were melt-in-your-mouth delicious, but hearty thanks to the whole grain. A little maple syrup was all that I needed.
Just check out that butter... to die for. I must find the recipe for these pancakes!
The potatoes had an excellent creamy sauce and fresh shallots, with just a hint of sherry.
Along with very fancy fruit, including a Medjool date.
Annie had the Pear and Pecan Salad which featured local Colorado Haystack goat cheese and sesame crusted tofu.
She had the Calvados Vinaigrette dressing on the side, along with a butter-adorned sunflower wheat roll.
Zak tried the Moroccan Fish Tacos, with tasty marinated white fish and a honey-miso slaw, topped with a creamy harissa sauce.
Overall, our experience at AMC was fantastic. My only regret was that the outdoor seating area was not yet available - a sign said that the creekside patio would be opening the Monday following our visit.
Regardless, I can't wait to visit again. What a wonderful gem of a restaurant for Manitou Springs.

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